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Obituary of John Nyburg

Smith County Pioneer

June 7, 1923 page 4

John Nyberg, one of the early settlers of this part of the county, where he lived until about 6 or 8 years ago, died at his home in Frnaklin, the latter part of the week and was buried at that place Sunday.

The Sentinnel, Franklin, NE

June 7, 1923

John Nyburg was born in Sweden, March 2, 1851 he died at his home in Franklin, Nebraska, June 1, 1923 at the age of 72 years, two months and 29 days. He came with his parents to America about 1860. About a year after coming to America, his family returned to Sweden, but Mr. Nyburg, though only a lad of ten years at the time, elected to remain. He found his way to the then somewhat new state of Iowa and remained in that state until 1877. In Keokuk County, Iowa, on December 26, 1875, he was married to Miss Lydia Drummond. After a residence of two years in Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Nyburg removed to Kansas in 1877. They settled on a homestead in Smith County, where they remained until 1911, when they came to Franklin and have since made their home in this place. Six children came to Mr. and Mrs. Nyburg, 2 of the children, Claude L. and Donnie May preceded the father in death. Four children, with the mother, survive to cherish the memory of father and husband. The surviving children are Mrs. Leona D. Smith and Baine G. Nyburg, both of Franklin; Otis L. Nyburg of Athol, KS; and Averille O. Nyburg of Reamsville, KS. Mr. Nyburg is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Although communication with his family in Sweden has not been maintained for a number of years, it is believed that the deceased has one brother and one sister living in that country. During his long residence in Smith County and in Franklin, Mr. Nyburg gathered a host of friends who greatly mourn his passing. He lived a long life and lived it well. He was old and full of years. He had endured the toils of pioneer life and was one of that goodly number of Americans who invested their strength and courage in the winning of the west. He was a man of fine character, a devoted husband, a loving father, and a loyal friend. During his old age, he maintained wonderful physical viger until within the last few months, when he was afflicted with the illness, by which he was summoned to a better world. To those who loved him through the years, his departure causes grief to them, comes a sadness which time cannot entirely dispel; and yet with it all they have a cherished memory which will grow more beautiful with the passing of the days and the hope of glad reunion in another an everlasting life, a glorious life. Where fragrant floweres immortal bloom; and joys supreme are given, where rays divine dispense the gloom, there beyond the confines of the tomb. Appears the dawn of Heaven.

Card of Thanks - We wish in this public manner to convey our heartfeltthanks to those who assisted during the illness, and gave help and sympathy after the death of our beloved husband and father, for the beautiful floral offering, sweet music and words of comfort. Mrs. John Nyburg and family.

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